Originally from Alfred, NY, Madeleine Dewey is currently working toward a bachelor of science degree in environmental engineering at the University at Buffalo. Her passions consist of infusing sustainability teaching and practice in every aspect of life, both in academic and business worlds, with the end goal of creating a more resilient and sustainable Western New York region. Madeleine pursues this aim through her work with the UB Office of Sustainability as a student engagement and communications coordinator, and is the recipient of the Education and Leadership Fellowship in Sustainability. She currently serves as the advertising and outreach coordinator for the UB chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World, is an active member of Students for Sustainability Council and is a student leader for the UB Department of Engineering. After graduation, she intends to use her skills as an environmental engineer to help solve the environmental challenges the WNY region faces, while always keeping sustainability a top priority.